You will never kiss them, but they retain a doomed corner of your heart, for whatever irrational reasons.
Tommy from Leppard's Mandie books. My first private school crush.
Sheftu from McGraw's Mara, Daughter of the Nile. Serious heartthrob.
Lord Peter Whimsy. My sister's a Bunter girl, but I could marry Lord Peter.
Jingle from Montgomery's Pat books. There's just something about Jingle.
Mark from Stevenson's Celia's House.
Jim Frayne from the Trixie Belden series. He may or may not have been my idol at one time.
Adam from L'Engle's Ring of Endless Light. Sigh.
So what about you? Who are your book boys? Book-to-film crushes don't count. That's another list entirely. I'm talking purely textual relationships here.
But if your answer is a) Edward b) Mr. Darcy or c) Jacob, please do me a favor and read a few more books before you answer. Please.